Mona Lisa: the early years? Art world split over Leonardo da Vinci ‘work’ :-: the Guardian

Portrait claimed to be of younger version of painter's muse to be unveiled in Geneva by art foundation

For generations the enigmatic smile of the Mona Lisa has captured the imaginations of thousands of visitors to the Louvre. But now the mythology surrounding the world's most famous painting is being questioned by the unveilling of a supposed second version of the portrait.

The painting, purporting to show a younger portrayal of Leonardo da Vinci's muse, will be presented in Geneva on Thursday by the Swiss-based Mona Lisa Foundation.

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